Columbus Telephone Company Selects GENBAND’s SMART CORE Solution to Upgrade Network to IP

Frisco, Texas, May 20, 2014 – GENBAND, a leading developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, today announced that Columbus Telephone Company, a premier provider of high speed internet, telephony, and High Definition (HD) cable television services to business and residential customers, has deployed key elements of GENBAND’s SMART CORE™ solution to upgrade its network to all Internet Protocol (IP) infrastructure. The CONTiNUUM™ C15 Call Session Controller replaced legacy network components that were nearing end-of-life and losing technical support with state-of-the-art software and hardware technology. The GENBAND solution enables Columbus Telephone Company to offer new IP services, including HD Voice, mobility, video calling, integrated voicemail and emergency 911 (E911).

“GENBAND was the right partner for this complex project, supporting a seamless overnight network migration without any disruptions to our customers or loss in vital services,” said Trish Carroll, General Manager for Columbus Telephone Company. “GENBAND’s advanced solution prepares our network for tomorrow’s requirements, while improving Quality of Service to our loyal customer base. We were thoroughly impressed with the network transformation expertise of GENBAND’s professional services team, as well as their partner, Innovative Systems, who supported the project.”

Widely-deployed in the cores of hundreds of operator networks, the C15 Call Session Controller, part of GENBAND’s CONTiNUUM portfolio, reduces risks by providing a solid bridge to revenue growth and new IP services.

“Columbus Telephone boasts a rich history of innovation and staying ahead of technological advances in the telecom industry as evidenced by their deployment of one of the country’s first all-fiber networks,” said John Ryan, Senior Vice President of the Americas for GENBAND. “By transitioning from legacy hardware to our SMART CORE IP framework, Columbus Telephone can now maximize the benefits of its fiber investments, while building out new service offerings for its local customers.”

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TAGS:  GENBAND; Network Transformation; Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP); IP services; IP.

About Columbus Telephone Company

Founded by farmers in 1905, Columbus Telephone Company is a member-owned cooperative that has consistently led the industry in terms of technology; from one of the first dial tone phone switches, to one of the first 100 percent fiber to the home networks in the Nation. Paired with its humble beginnings, CTC’s innovative spirit is guiding it into its second century with world-class telephone, broadband and cable television services to customers of Southeast Kansas. For more information, visit:    

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